WELCOME TO OTTERHAM C P SCHOOL
A warm welcome to Otterham Primary School’s website which aims to provide visitors with all the information they need to help them understand the ethos of our school, the activities our pupils participate in and upcoming events we have planned.
On 1st October 2018, Otterham Community Primary School became part of the North Cornwall Learning Trust (NCLT). This Multi Academy Trust was formed by the joining of four primary schools (Camelford, Otterham, St Breward and St Teath) and our local secondary school, Sir James Smith’s. This formation cements the already close working relationship between the schools and paves the way for increased collaboration focussing on raising aspirations, attainment and increased opportunities for the children within our schools.
As a school we are passionate about taking children out to explore their local environment (Cornwall) and discover what it has to offer to enrich their learning experiences. We also travel further afield (e.g. London, Bristol, France) to give children a greater awareness of where they live and a ‘sense of place’. For children living in this beautiful but remote part of the country it is important to broaden their horizons.
A great emphasis is also placed on children learning using the outdoor environment around the school. The grounds have been developed over the years to provide a range of opportunities for use throughout the curriculum. Our school garden has gone from strength to strength, state of the art new play equipment has been installed, a wormery and a weather station have been made and a range of sculptures and seating areas are provided for children’s use and enjoyment.
The children here enjoy a range of after school clubs that change throughout the year. Some regular opportunities include; Lego, Gardening, Gymnastics, Cookery, Film Club, Multi Sports Club, Mathematics Club and Athletics.
As a result of being part of the NCLT the children in KS2 benefit from having a specialist French teacher. Feedback form our local secondary school is that it is very evident which children have had this input. Also, with financial support from the NCLT, we are implementing an exciting Opening Worlds Humanities curriculum which has raised both the profile and curriculum expectations in Geography, History and RE. The new CUST Scheme of work is having a similar impact in Science. The increased focus on vocabulary and oracy is evident across all areas of the curriculum.
I do hope this gives you a flavour of what we are about here at Otterham CP School but why not pop in and see for yourself!
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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